Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2015
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Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. During the twelve months of barrel aging, we regularly stirred the "lees" in barrel, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden delicious apple, pear, Meyer lemon, baking spices with a hint of minerality on the long finish. Food pairings: Enjoy over the next one to three years with a gourmet cheese plate, creamy vegetable pasta or grilled halibut.
Wine SpectatorIntense and vibrant, with zesty, raw-edged green apple, pear and light citrus flavors, joined by cedary oak on the finish. Clean throughout. Drink now. 76,500 cases made.
Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015Aromas of nectarine, stone fruit, white peach and oak spice are accented with hints of vanilla, toasted nuts and a touch of butterscotch and light caramel with a subtle cinnamon spice undertone. This wine has the distinctive Sonoma-Cutrer balance between elegance and richness for a medium-bodied, mouth-filling wine. The creamy texture of this wine offers flavors of ripe pear and peach that is balanced with a nice, bright acidity. There is lots of finesse' to the long, silky finish highlighted with long barrel spice notes.
Frank Family Chardonnay 2013Frank Family Vineyards 2013 Napa Valley Chardonnay has a pale yellow straw color. Aromas of fresh tropical fruit, marzipan and honeysuckle jump from the glass. On the palate, the wine has generous notes of sweet vanilla, pear and Meyer lemon. Stone fruits and ripe citrus zest lead to the rich creamy mid palate, and fresh green apple on the finish. The wine has wonderful length and well-balanced acids.
Raeburn Russian River Chardonnay 2016Raeburn is a nod to classic California Chardonnay-elegant and expressive with bright fruit character, creaminess and toasty vanilla. The Russian River Valley Chardonnay ages sur lie for enhanced complexity, flavor and texture. Chardonnay of this vintage showcases intense fruit and crisp acidity.
Chappellet Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013With lovely ripeness and definition, as well as fresh, lively acidity, this Chardonnay shows the exceptional quality of the 2013 vintage. Enticing fruit layers of Meyer lemon, apple, pineapple and nectarine rise from the glass, underscored by hints of nutmeg, butter, cinnamon and orange blossom. On the palate, zesty flavors of orange and Key lime are complemented by rich oak-inspired notes of vanilla, crème fraîche, caramel and brioche that carry through to a long, satisfying finish.
Jordan Winery Chardonnay 2015Re ned aromas of green apple, pear and lemon peel with a inty note. Its elegant palate echoes the bouquet with bright avors of stone fruit and citrus, backed by rm acidity. A touch of creaminess on the mid- palate is followed by lovely mineral notes that carry through a long nish. It would be hard to pick out this bottle as Californian in a lineup of White Burgundies. Enjoy now or cellar through 2022. Pairing: With its elegant structure, crisp acidity and citrus avors, the 2015 Jordan Chardonnay is a versatile wine for food pairing. It will complement a variety of seafood such as oysters and halibut, as well as light salads and poultry dishes, like Meyer Lemon chicken. The wine's acidity will also cut through the fat in pâtés and cream sauces.
Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2016The 2016 Single Vineyard Riva Ranch Chardonnay has lovely notes of citrus and tropical fruit, such as pineapple and mango. The rich mouthfeel gives a taste of lemon-curd or a baked apple tart, graham and toasty vanilla from barrel aging. This opulent Chardonnay has balanced acidity and a long, smooth lingering finish.
Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay 2016Bright and crisp flavors of pear, melon, citrus and green apple are balanced by subtle hints of toasty oak, and vanilla from barrel aging. With mouth-filling body, lingering minerality and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a long, refreshing finish.
Frei Brothers Reserve Chardonnay 2015Our Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a soft and complex reflection of one of Sonoma's most renowned cool-climate regions. This wine features classic Chardonnay fruit flavors of ripe green apple, juicy pear and fresh tropical pineapple, balanced with notes of baked apple pie, toasted oak and rich nuttiness. With a plush mouthfeel and robust structure, this Chardonnay finishes with notes of vanilla and cream on the long, silky finish.
Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay 2014The Clone 4 Chardonnay is bright and crisp with fresh citrus, apple and white peach fruit characters. The sur lees aging resulted in a slight fullness on the mid-palate that balances the elegant acidity of the wine.
Souverain California Chardonnay 2013Chateau Souverain Chardonnay has inviting aromas of roasted pears, lemon citrus and subtle baking spice with elegant layers of pineapple and crème brûlée flavors. This full-bodied Chardonnay offers a plush texture and balanced acidity with a long, flavorful finish.
Trefethen Chardonnay 2015The nose opens with bursts of orange blossoms and hints of lemon cream pie. The palate is full yet bright, offering a pleasant viscosity and subtle notes of kiwi. The clean finish adds an exclamation point with elegance. Food Affinities: The perfect balance of body and acidity makes this an ideal food wine. It will shine with light dishes featuring shellfish, grilled fish, chicken or pasta with spring vegetables. Fresh tarragon as an accent herb works quite well.
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014Tantalizing ripe Asian pear, red apple fruit and crème brulée mingle beautifully with toasted almonds and hazelnuts, a touch of lemon rind, and ginger spice, which all flow seamlessly across the palate in this classic Napa Valley Chardonnay. 100% Chardonnay.
Twenty Bench Chardonnay 2013Our 2013 Twenty Bench Chardonnay showcases a bouquet of pear and fresh stone fruits. Flavors of lightly sweetened papaya and mango co-mingle with aromas of vanilla that linger through the lengthy and balanced finish. Excellent for quaffing on its own or serving with a wide array of dishes from roast chicken or fish dishes to pasta. We challenge you to blind taste this wine with Napa Chards at twice the price and then you will see for yourself our concept of worth and value.